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Brown honored by Kiwanis Club

After chairing one of the most successful Kiwanis Ogeechee fairs in history, Statesboro Kiwanis member Wallace Brown should not have been surprised Thursday night when he was chosen as the 2015-2016 Kiwanian of the Year.

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner said Joiner-Anderson would handle the funeral arrangements, but no services have been announced.

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Target: Distracted drivers

Statesboro and Bulloch County saw a saturation of law enforcement Thursday morning as a "distracted driving awareness initiative" got underway. Troopers, officers and deputies pulled people over for texting, eating and talking on the phone while driving and other infractions.

February 23, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Wyoming chief expected to lead Statesboro Police Department

City officials have identified one finalist for the job of Statesboro Police Department chief, Charles "Mike" Broadhead, currently chief of police in Riverton, Wyoming. Broadhead told the Statesboro Herald he intends to accept the job offer for personal and professional reasons.

February 23, 2017 | By AL HACKLE | Local


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this weekend. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


State DOT offers $450,000 – if Statesboro wins national contest

The Georgia Department of Transportation has committed $450,000 for sidewalk and other improvements on the Blue Mile of South Main Street – if Statesboro wins one of the America's Best Community contest prizes of $1 million or more.

February 22, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Eagle ROTC wins MacArthur Award, again

Georgia Southern University's ROTC program has again been recognized with the MacArthur Award as one of the top eight programs in the U.S. Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps for college students.

February 21, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch commissioners talk trash

The Bulloch County Board of Commissioners talked trash during a workshop Tuesday morning, deciding to repeat an "attention-getting" tactic used in one area this month to encourage responsible waste disposal.

February 21, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Screven bags ELK's 100 jobs

ELK Group International, a Pennsylvania-based designer and importer of lighting fixtures, is outfitting a former yarn mill in Sylvania as a distribution center projected to employ more than 100 people.

February 20, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


'Work It' empowers

The inaugural class of the Lynda Brannen Williamson Foundation Leadership Academy recently hosted a one-day conference, 'Work It,' dedicated to empowering women through personal and professional development. The conference targeted women in the community who want to enter or re-enter the work place without the resources to do so.

February 20, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Perfect combo: Eagle Creek, Painted Chef

When local entrepreneur Franklin Dismuke purchased the 13,000-square-foot building downtown to build what is now Eagle Creek Brewery, he had no idea what a tiger he had grabbed by the tail.

February 20, 2017 | | Local


Boro's Bobby Jones a Faces of Manufacturing nominee

Bobby Jones, from Statesboro and now manufacturing manager at the Koyo Bearings plant in Sylvania, is a nominee to be one of the Faces of Manufacturing in Georgia.

February 20, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Historic assembly comes to Boro

The 83rd annual Georgia State Assembly of the Daughters of the American Colonists came to Statesboro over the weekend. The St. Philip's Parish Chapter of Daughters of the American Colonists, the Statesboro chapter, is not only the largest chapter in the state, but also the nation.

February 18, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


State on cusp of allowing direct sales by breweries

In 2017, craft breweries appear to be on the verge of getting just about everything they've wanted from the Georgia General Assembly in terms of the ability to sell beer directly to consumers.

February 18, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse

A Candler County sheriff's investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly victim.

February 17, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


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Admin chart for ‘new’ Georgia Southern unveiled

University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley has approved a new organizational chart for the top leadership of the new three-campus Georgia Southern University being ...

April 12, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


Brooklet plans July Fourth parade

A newly formed foundation is planning a July Fourth parade in Brooklet and hopes to encourage participants - and attendees - from all over Bulloch and surrounding ...

April 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


$10,000 reward offered in Register fire

Although the cause of a fire that destroyed the town hall building in Register Sunday was ruled "undetermined," a $10,000 reward is offered for ...

April 12, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Why so many nurses get hurt on the job

"I think in every job there are hidden risks," said Paige Cummings, director of the Athens Nurses Clinic. These are perils "that people in that ...

April 11, 2017 | By NAOMI THOMAS Georgia Health News | Local


Register fire cause ‘undetermined’

The cause of a fire Sunday that consumed the Register Town Hall has been ruled, so far, undetermined, said Bulloch County fire Chief Christopher Ivey.

April 11, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


City budget retreat Friday

Statesboro City Council will hold its annual budget "retreat," to hear requests from departments and funded agencies and projections from the city manager and finance ...

April 11, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Next week the big one in ABC contest

Next week will bring the long-awaited news of whether Statesboro wins a prize of $1 million, $2 million or even $3 million in the America ...

April 10, 2017 | Al Hackle | Local


State fire marshal investigating cause of Register Town Hall fire

The state fire marshal will return today to continue an investigation of the early-morning blaze that destroyed the Register Town Hall.

April 10, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Twin City death ruled a homicide

The death of a Twin City man whose body was found Sunday has been ruled a homicide.

April 10, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Synovus rebrand takes full effect in 2018

Founded in Statesboro in 1901, Sea Island Bank will be rebranded as Synovus in 2018.

April 10, 2017 | | Local


Ralph Cowart earns prestigious health care credential

Ralph E. Cowart Jr., ALA-NBC, Administrator/Co-Owner of Southern Manor Retirement Inn, The Gardens at Southern Manor, Lakeview Manor & Southern Manor Companion Care in Statesboro ...

April 10, 2017 | | Local


Please have a cup of coffee with me - Tuesdays only now

For the past two months, I've enjoyed the company of dozens of area residents who took me up on my offer to join me ...

April 10, 2017 | Jim Healy | Local


Sunday morning fire destroys Register Town Hall

Fire destroyed the Register Town Hall early Sunday morning in a blaze Bulloch County Fire Chief Christopher Ivey said could be arson. "We aren't ...

April 09, 2017 | Holli Deal Saxon | Local


Holy Week midday services planned

With Easter Sunday coming up next week, a collection of local churches each will host a mid-day Holy Week Worship event they hope brings people ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Eating and cooking healthier

For the past six years, the Statesboro Food Bank and students majoring in Nutrition at Georgia Southern have collaborated in providing demonstrations on how to ...

April 08, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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